Exam Results

2017 Results

Sydenham School students aim high to achieve exam success

Students at Sydenham School are today celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results.

This year marks the first set of results for reformed GCSEs in Mathematics and English, with a new 9-1 grading system, and our girls have risen to the challenge of these new tougher GCSEs.

  • 70% of all our students in Year 11 gained a “Good Pass” or above in both English and Maths (grades 4-9)
  • 48% of students gained a “Strong Pass” or above in both English and Maths (grades 5-9)
  • 26% of all grades achieved this year were A*/A or 7-9 this year (up from 22% in 2016)
  • 25% of students gained 5 A*/A (or 7-9) grades in their GCSEs (up from 19% in 2016)
  • 42% of students gained the English Baccalaureate
  • 62% of students achieved at least 1 A*/A (or 7-9) grade this year (up from 61% in 2016)

There were particularly pleasing outcomes in the reformed GCSE subjects, including:

  • 83% of students in Year 11 gained a “Good Pass” or above in English Language (grades 4-9), well above the national average of 70%
  • 72% of students in Year 11 gained a “Strong Pass” or above in English Language (grades 5-9), well above the national average of 53%
  • 31% of students in Year 11 gained a 7-9 grade in English Language, well above the national average of 17%
  • 84% of students in Year 11 gained a “Good Pass” or above in English Literature (grades 4-9), well above the national average of 73%
  • 72% of students in Year 11 gained a “Strong Pass” above in English Literature (grades 5-9), well above the national average of 55%
  • 36% of students in Year 11 gained a 7-9 grade in English Literature, well above the national average of 20%
  • 74% of students in Year 11 gained a “Good Pass” or above in Mathematics (grade 4-9), above the national average of 70%
  • 49% of students in Year 11 gained a “Strong Pass” or above in Mathematics (grade 5-9), in line with the national average
  • 21% of students achieved a grade 7-9 in Mathematics, above the national average of 20%

Other highlights from across the broad range of subjects studied at Sydenham School, included:

  • 95% A*-C grades in Art, well above the national average of 76%
  • 33% A*-A grades in Art, well above the national average of 24%
  • 80% A*-C grades in Citizenship Studies, well above the national average of 63%
  • 90% A*-C grades in Drama, well above the national average of 74%
  • 37% A*-A grades in Drama, well above the national average of 23%
  • 84% A*-C grades in French, well above the national average of 69%
  • 72% A*-C grades in Geography, well above the national average of 65%
  • 100% A*-C grades in Latin, well above the national average of 91%
  • 92% A*-A grades in Latin, well above the national average of 66%
  • 100% A*-C grades in Media Studies, well above the national average of 66%
  • 100% A*-C grades in Music, well above the national average of 71%
  • 35% A*-A grades in Music, above the national average of 31%
  • 93% A*-C grades in Physics, above the national average of 91%
  • 46% A*-A grades in Physics, above the national average of 42%
  • 55% A*-C in Core Science, well above the national average of 48%
  • 85% A*-C in Sociology, well above the national average of 64%
  • 90% A*-C in Spanish, well above the national average of 70%
  • 38% A*-A in Spanish, well above the national average of 26%

Special congratulations go to Nada (11Y) who achieved 14 A*/A grades, including 3 Grade 9’s in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, Nina (11H) who achieved 13 A*/A grades, including 3 Grade 9’s, Maja (11S), Jess (11Y), Ruby (11M), Alice (11Y), Kirsty (11E) and Ariella (11N) who each earned 12 A/A* grades.

There were many other exceptional individual performances including:

Maya (11E) and Constance (11N) who achieved 11 A*-A grades, including grade 9’s in both English Language and Literature

Danielle (11S) and Bibi (11Y) who achieved 11 A*-A grades, including a grade 9 in English Literature

Hana (11S) who achieved 11 A*-A grades,

Megan (11A) who achieved 10 A*-A grades, including grade 9s in English Language, Literature and Mathematics

Molly (11M) who achieved 10 A*-A grades, including grade 9 in English Language

Ruby (11Y) and Elsie (11Y) who achieved 10 A*-A grades, including a grade 9 in English Literature

Rhiana (11M) who achieved 10 A*-A grades

Gloria Lowe, Headteacher, said today: “Overall, these results are testimony to the hard work, commitment, determination and excellence of our students and staff. We would like to congratulate our students on these outcomes, and we look forward to welcoming students into our SFH6 (Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form), and are confident that their outcomes will be as good at the end of the next 2 years, as shown by our impressive and best-ever A-Level results, which were released last week.”

 

 

 

 

2016 Results 

Headline Measures

Progress 8 score

Attainment 8 score

% of pupils who got a good pass in English and maths

% of pupils achieving the EBACC combination of subjects *

Students ‘destinations’ (% who continue in education or training, or move to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study programme)

+0.33

 

Above Average (Top 25% of schools in England)

54.5 points

72%

44%

90%


You can find out more about these new headline measures, and compare our performance with other schools at https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/100741

Legacy Measures (no longer reported nationally)
 

Percentage of KS4 Students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) – 82%

Percentage of KS4 Students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths – 71%

Percentage of KS4 Students making expected progress in English – 89% **

Percentage of KS4 Students making expected progress in Maths – 79% **

* - Percentage of students at the end of Key stage 4 achieving GCSEs at grades A*-C in English, Mathematics, 2 x Science subjects, a Language, and a Humanities subject.

** - Students achieving at least the minimum expected levels of progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4.

 

2015 Results

Percentage of KS4 Students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) – 73%

Percentage of KS4 Students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths – 59%
Percentage of KS4 Students achieving the EBacc * - 35%
Percentage of KS4 Students making expected progress in English – 81% **
Percentage of KS4 Students making expected progress in Maths – 64% **

* - Percentage of students at the end of Key stage 4 achieving GCSEs at grades A*-C in English, Mathematics, Science, a Language, and a Humanities subject.
** - Students achieving at least the minimum expected levels of progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4.

Click here to read more about our GCSE success this year.

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results

 

 

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